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April 19, 2006

UCSD Announces Freshman Admissions
Data for Fall 2006 and Winter 2007 Quarters

By Pat JaCoby

The University of California, San Diego has admitted 21,305 freshmen for the Fall 2006 and Winter 2007 quarters, up 3,514 students for a 19.8 percent increase from the previous year.

The admitted UCSD students were selected from a total 43,579 freshmen applications, with 20,018 admitted for the Fall 2006 quarter and 1,287 for the Winter 2007 quarter. UCSD received the second most freshmen applications in the UC system, after UCLA.

Mae Brown, assistant vice chancellor for Admissions and Enrollment Services, noted that the academic quality of the incoming freshmen class continues to be outstanding, as this year’s group of admitted students attained a mean high school grade point average (GPA) of 4.03 and an average SAT Reasoning score of 627, 664 and 636 respectively for Critical Reading, Math and Writing.

Of the 21,305 freshmen, 7,573 were identified as Eligible in the Local Context (ELC), meaning that these are UC eligible students who were identified as the top four percent of their high school graduating class. The average GPA of these ELC students is 4.17 and on average their SAT Reasoning scores were 626, 659 and 634 respectively for Critical Reading, Math and Writing.

More than 1,800, or 8.5 percent of the newly admitted freshmen are from San Diego and Imperial Counties. The largest percentage of the admitted freshmen, at 44.1 percent, come from Los Angeles, followed by San Francisco at 25.2 percent.

The most popular majors chosen by this class, in order, are biology, chemistry, economics, political science and bioengineering. The Arts had a 31.5 increase in admissions in 06-07 compared to the previous year. All UC campuses are continuing to see more women than men among the newly admitted classes, with UCSD recording 57 percent females compared to 43 percent males, and 0.3 percent not responding to this question. Approximately 23.3 percent admitted to UCSD for Fall 2006 and Winter 2007 represent the first in their family to attend college.

Data for the admission of underrepresented students in the Fall 2006 and Winter 2007 UCSD freshman class show an 18.1 percent increase, compared to the overall campus increase of 19.8 percent. A total 387 African-Americans (up from 346 last year), 1,904 Mexican Americans (up from 1,603 last year), 657 Latinos (up from 562 last year), and 117 Native Americans (up from 85 last year) were admitted in the Fall 2006 and Winter 2007 class.

Admitted freshmen have until May 1 to indicate whether they will attend UCSD.

CONTACTS: Pat JaCoby, (858) 534-7404


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